Costa Rica vs Germany Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Germans Finally Taste Success)

Devon Platana
Costa Rica vs. Germany prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Costa Rica vs. Germany prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photos/Martin Meissner
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Costa Rica vs Germany Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Group Stage
Costa Rica (1-0-1) vs. Germany (0-1-1)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium — Al Khor, Qatar
Coverage: FS1

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is in full swing with more action slated for Thursday, Dec. 1, including a Group E collision between Costa Rica and Germany.

Despite being blown out by Spain to open the tournament, Costa Rica showed fortitude with a solid 1-0 victory over Japan on Sunday. Meanwhile, Germany is still in search of its first win at the event after playing Spain to a 1-1 draw.

Can Costa Rica win to advance to the Round of 16? Or will Germany shut that dream down by finally achieving the taste of victory?

Costa Rica vs Germany Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CRC: (+1800) | GER: (-1000) | DRAW: (+850)
Spread: CRC: +2 (+175) | GER: -2 (+105)
Total: 3.5 – Over: (-116) | Under: (-106)
Team to Score the First Goal: CRC: (+430) | GER: (-600) I NO GOALS: (+3200)

Germany enters this contest as the heavy favorite per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 3.5 goals with the over being favored at -116 odds.

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Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction & Pick

While Germany hasn't had much success at the 2022 World Cup, it isn't like the team isn't trying. The Germans have already amassed a whopping 37 shots through two games, however, only 13 have hit the goal. They should find plenty of opportunities against Costa Rica, which has surrendered 30 shots (11 on goal) thus far.

Germany is one of the better teams on paper in this tournament, seeming unfathomable that the team would go winless at the event. Expect the Germans to finally make good on their shots before walking out with a convincing victory.

Final Score Prediction: Germany: 3 | Costa Rica: 0

Costa Rica vs Germany Betting Trends

- Costa Rica defeated Japan, 1-0, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Nov. 27, 2022.
- Germany played Spain to a 1-1 draw in its last 2022 World Cup match on Nov. 27, 2022.
- Costa Rica is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Germany is 1-2-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Germany defeated Costa Rica, 4-2, in their only head-to-head matchup on June 9, 2006.

Costa Rica vs Germany Best Bet

While Germany will convincingly win this one, I don't expect the total to surpass 3.5 goals. Each side has only seen four or more goals in one of its last five matches, making it unlikely that fans will see it on Thursday, too.

With Costa Rica and Germany combined for just three goals thus far, back the total going under.

Bet: Under 3.5 Goals (-106)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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